I am buying a flat and require a conveyancing solicitor in Wokingham who is on the Skipton Building Society approved. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a conveyancing firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Skipton Building Society in certain locations such as Wokingham. We dont recommend any particular firm.
My wife and I purchasing a detached bungalow in Wokingham. The intention is to an extension at the rear at the house.Will the conveyancing process include checks to ascertain if these works are permitted?
Your solicitor will check the deeds as conveyancing in Wokingham can on occasion reveal restrictions in the title documents which restrict categories of works or need the consent of another owner. Many extensions require local authority planning permissions and approval under the building regulations. Many areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or impact extensions. You should check these issues with a surveyor prior to committing yourself to a purchase.
I had an offer accepted on an apartment in Wokingham on 21/5/2019, valuation was booked 3 days after, received a clean bill of health. Conveyancer retained, so the only thing outstanding was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to Skipton and chasing them on my offer, I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the Skipton conveyancing panel. Can the lender hold off the offer?
Mortgage companies tend not to not issue a mortgage until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Skipton to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Skipton conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.
Nationwide have agreed my home loan in principle, my bid on a flat in Wokingham has been accepted, what happens next?
Your property agent will wish to know who your solicitors are (make sure the conveyancing practitioners are on the bank’s approved list). Telephone Nationwide or your broker and finish off any appropriate documentation. Nationwide will instruct a valuer who will get in touch with the estate agent or seller to schedule an appointment. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes approximately a week for the mortgage offer to be issued. Nationwide will issue the offer to you and your conveyancers. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Wokingham.
I used Stirling Law a few years past for my conveyancing in Wokingham. Now, I need the documents but the law firm has closed. What do I do?
You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Wokingham of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously hired, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
Should I be concerned by third parties that I am dealing with are encouraging me to use a factory type conveyancing firm as opposed to a local Wokingham conveyancing company?
As with many professional services, often recommendations from connections can be worth their weight in gold. But there are lots of people with a vested interest in a conveyancing deal; estate agents, mortgage brokers and banks may put forward lawyers to choose. On occasion the lawyers might be known to one of the organisations as one of the best in their field, but occasionally there might be a commercial relationship behind the recommendation. You have the discretion to select your own lawyer. However, bear in mind that many lenders specify a panel list of conveyancers you have to use for the mortgage aspect of your transaction.
I need to swap lawyers as my Wokingham lawyer is not on the bank's approved list of conveyancing solicitors. Is it practical to instruct different lawyers?
In the event that you have not formally appointed a conveyancer to start work and have just received an estimate as to costs, you're perfectly free to choose a different solicitor to carry out your work for you. The best way is to get recommendations from friends or family who have actually used the solicitor or conveyancer in Wokingham that you're thinking of instructing.